HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 cc760-1W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, further to his reply dated 13 May, Official Report, columns 433–34, he will publish in the Official Report information available to him on the same basis on the standard salary paid to the average teacher in secondary schools in each of the countries concerned, and the amount paid in terms of local currency.

Mrs. Rumbold

The available estimates shown in the following table are based on OECD and UNESCO data and are for average annual emoluments. Teacher emoluments cover teacher salaries and employers overheads such as national insurance contributions and contributions to superannuation schemes. Per capita real

Average annual emoluments of public sector teachers* at the second level†
Year of data Local currency Average emoluments in local currency at 1983 prices Average emoluments at £PPP||at 1983 prices Index of column (e) Index of real GDP per capita, £PPP 1983 prices Index of the ratio of average teacher emoluments at £PPP prices to real GDP per capita
000s 000s United Kingdom = 100 United Kingdom = 100 United Kingdom = 100
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h)
France 1981 Franc 180.7 15.3 135 114 118
Germany, Federal Republic of¶ 1982 Deutsche mark 82.1 18.9 167 117 143
Japan 1982 Yen 4,774.1 11.6 103 105 98
United States of America● 1981 Dollar 33.0 16.6 147 132 111
United Kingdom sterling 1983 Pound 11.3 11.3 100 100 100
* Based on DES estimates of full-time equivalent teachers. There are relatively few part-time teachers in France and Japan.
† Broadly equates to secondary and non-advanced further education.
‡ Adjusted by consumer prices indices on to a 1983 basis.
|| Purchasing power parity.
¶ Includes private sector, which some 4 per cent, of pupils attend.
● Estimated from data covering elementary and secondary education using average salary differentials.